Partitioning Optical Properties Into Organic and Inorganic Components from Ocean Color Imagery
Conference proceeding, 18-22 Nov 2002
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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Current ocean color satellite algorithms generally partition the total absorption coefficient into two components, one due to phytoplankton and one due to the combined effect of detritus and colored dissolved organic matter CDOM, or gelbstoff. Detritus and CDOM exhibit similar spectral shapes so they are typically modeled together. The separation of the paniculate phase into organic and inorganic components through remote sensing has only recently been addressed. We present algorithms to estimate the concentrations of total suspended solids TSS, paniculate organic matter POM, and paniculate inorganic matter PIM from SeaWiFS imagery. Furthermore, we partition the combined CDOMdetrital absorption coefficient into separate components, and using a previously published algorithm, we partition the scattering coefficient b into organic bo and inorganic b components.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography